LED lighting for the school „Theresianum“ in Mainz
The Theresianum in Mainz is a state-recognised all-day high school that has been one of the Rhineland-Palatinate’s European schools since 2019. The conversion of the church school, whose fire protection and building technology are now up to date, took under three years. By switching to LED lighting, the school not only saves on energy costs, but also reduces the costs for replacement and maintenance.
The lighting designers from FLASHAAR Ingenieure stage the special architecture of the grammar school with light and put it in the foreground. The lighting effect should be perceived, but the luminaire itself should be simple and unobtrusive. According to the different uses of the rooms, the lighting designers use different light colours. The classrooms are equipped with neutral white light, whereas the centre, the library and the refectory welcome visitors with warm white light.
The basic lighting in the Pedagogical Centre is provided by surface-mounted spotlights with different wattages and beam angles. LED light lines from FLASHAAR brighten up the perforated stone in the rear corridor area.
In the refectory, the luminaires mainly feature cylindrical shapes, which complement each other in different sizes and mounting types in the room. Here as well, the linear light guidance, by using NauticProfil luminaires, is taken up as wallwashing.
The upper floors, which are built in split-level construction, show open areas for working. The lighting designers achieve the necessary 500 lux with downlights and surface-mounted spotlights from the higher floors. As already present in the Pedagogical Centre, the indirect lighting of the ceiling surfaces is also taken up here – this time in the form of an surface mounted H-profile luminaire. It is equipped with a NauticProfil Nova-5 LED line with asymmetrical linear lens radiating upwards. Downwards, various LED light inserts provide incident light to important areas such as the stairways.
The designers also trace the steel construction in the roof area with linear light. The star-shaped arrangement and the clearly continuous white light lines create an exciting ceiling image during the evening hours.